Sarah Reed

        Sarah Reed wearing a hard hat on her first Arctic cruise for SAMS preparing sampling equipment

Arctic Technician and Ships' Operations Manager

I am a marine biologist and oceanographer and previously worked as a Marine Assistant at the BAS Rothera Research Station.

I am currently working on the DIAPOD project analysing the lipid content of copepods to investigate how climate change affects the dominant Arctic zooplankton. I am also managing SAMS' research vessels.

My past time interests include racing gliders around the country, riding a bike or rock climbing - anything outdoors!  

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My role at SAMS

I am employed by SAMS to work on the exciting Changing Arctic Oceans, NERC-funded DIAPOD project. I will be working closely with David Pond on conducting lipid analysis of copepods with the overall aim to develop a predictive understanding of how the biomass dominant marine zooplankton taxon Calanus will be affected by future climate change in the Arctic.

I also manage SAMS' research vesselsresearch vessels.


Fieldwork experience

Loch Etive zooplankton nets

RRS JCR Barents Sea Cruise July 2017

RRS Shackleton Rothera cruise to UK with transport aquarium

Rothera Research station field work


Relevant training courses

Power boat level 2

Sea survival


Marine radio VHF licence

HSE IV professional diver



2015 BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography. Plymouth University


Employment history

Since July 2017 Arctic Technician. SAMS

2015-17 Marine Assistant. British Antarctic Survey



Inall ME, Brearley JA, Henley SF, Fraser AD, Reed S (2021) Landfast ice controls on turbulence in Antarctic coastal seas. JGR Oceans